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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,397 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Philip Roth Narrator: Ron Silver Publisher: Phoenix Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 1999 ISBN:
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Iron Rinn, born Ira Ringold, is a Newark roughneck, radio actor, idealistic Communist, and educated ditchdigger turned popular performer. Rinn emerges from serving in World War II passionately committed to making the world a better place and instead winds up blacklisted, unemployable, and blighted by a brutal personal secret from which he is perpetually in flight. On his way to political catastrophe he marries the nation's reigning radio actress and beloved silent film star, Eve Frame, born Chava Fromkin. Their marriage evolves from a glamorous, romantic idyll to a dispiriting soap opera of tears and treachery. Eve's dramatic revelation to gossip columnist Bryden Grant of her husband's life of espionage for the Soviet Union soon spirals their relationship from private drama into national scandal. I Married a Communist is an American tragedy as only Pulitzer Prize-winning author Philip Roth can conceive - fierce and funny, eloquently rendered, and deadly accurate. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ross | 1/26/2014

    " Another awesome meditation on America, identity, men & women. The nesting of narration within narration as a reflection and reflector of the way in which the personal and historical intertwine is delicious. As (nearly) always, the story is page turning, characters rich and complex, themes provocative. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cormac | 1/4/2014

    " This is perhaps my favourite novel. I love the theme, the characters, and the last two pages are some of the most beautiful I've yet read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Richard | 1/2/2014

    " Roth's subjects and philosophies are always compelling, but sometimes reading him again is like reading him for the first time, and I have to get used to his style all over again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Allison | 12/24/2013

    " 1st class Roth, plus the added relevancy of the Red Scare/media censorship. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joseph | 12/19/2013

    " The books that make up his "American Trilogy" seem to have a way of sticking with you. I imagine this one will be no different. Not the easiest read but worth it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Richard | 12/14/2013

    " His straight-ahead prose hides insight and style in plain sight. The revelations about Ira at the end complete the jigsaw, rather than tip it on the floor. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 cheeseblab | 11/24/2013

    " See my review of American Pastoral. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 JT | 11/7/2013

    " Extremely solid work. Dragged on a bit at points, but other than that, a great read. Murray reminds me of myself. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hillary | 8/31/2013

    " Philip Roth is an excellent writer. The way he tells a story and the subject matter he choses is what draws me to his novels. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aaron | 6/26/2013

    " Read this on the flight over. Classic Roth. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sophia | 4/14/2013

    " Masterful, in the extreme. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tenhertine | 2/8/2013

    " I think this one of his best, although it took me a while before I surrendered to the monologue/interview structure of the book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 James Coon | 6/10/2012

    " This McCarthy era tale should have been a short story or at most a novella. It is entertaining enough in its own way, but there is litte literary value here. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Gerry | 5/20/2012

    " Rarely, Roth falls flat. With I Married a Communist he trips on a curb and breaks his nose. As with his Sabbath's Theater, I didn't bother finishing it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joshua Johnson | 12/18/2011

    " Very good, can't remember details, but was a good, solid story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Clo | 11/3/2011

    " It took me forever to slog through this book, but I am glad I read it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark | 8/29/2011

    " Not quite as good as the others (Human Stain and American Pastoral) in the "trilogy". "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andru | 4/22/2011

    " A rollicking good read, part of his immense American Zuckerman trilogy in the Nineties. Roth is always a pleasure but those books are my favorite. I think with Roth, whichever title you read first ends up your favorite. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Newton | 3/16/2011

    " In short, Roth's version of a coming-of-age story, in which we see the twilight of the idols of our youth. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mark | 3/10/2011

    " About as good as it gets. A great story told but a brilliant voice. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aaron | 2/26/2011

    " Read this on the flight over. Classic Roth. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nicky | 12/31/2010

    " Of course I Married a Communist is beautifully written and as stout a novel as you would expect from Philip Roth, it's just not very interesting. There's little humour, it's so serious it's almost earnest. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lisa | 12/12/2010

    " My favorite author; my least favorite novel of his. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maria | 10/4/2010

    " It was ok, but not nearly as good as "The human stain". The last chapters are the best, it drags a bit before then. "

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About the Author
Author Philip Roth

Philip Roth is one of the most decorated writers in American history, having won the National Book Critics Circle Award twice, the PEN/Faulkner Award three times, the National Book Award, the Pulitzer Prize in fiction, and many more. He also won the Ambassador Book Award of the English-Speaking Union and in the same year received the National Medal of Arts at the White House. In 2001 he received the highest award of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Gold Medal in Fiction, given every six years “for the entire work of the recipient.”